A record number of technicians took the Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) certification exam recently in Irvine, Calif. Twenty-seven technicians participated in the training course and accreditation testing on Saturday, March 21, at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center.
Bob Beranek, chair of the AGSC Standards Committee, led the training.
Previously, the record number of technicians taking the exam at one time was 25.
“It’s wonderful to see the number of technicians interested in becoming accredited by the AGSC growing at such a rapid pace,” says Vinny Lamarco, certifications director for the AGSC. “We expect to have the results of the testing soon, but are just pleased that so many in the industry see the value in AGSC certification.”
The current number of certified technicians is at a record high. At the end of February 2015, there were a total of 1,180 certified technicians—1,065 General technicians and 115 Master technicians. The updated figures as of late March, taking into consideration the certification testing held in Irvine, are as follows: 1,218 accredited technicians (1,101 General and 117 Master technicians).
Two more training courses and exam sessions will be held next month at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel.
On April 23, a training course will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the exam will be given from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The next day, on April 24, the training course and exam will be repeated. The course will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and the exam will be given from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The training and testing are free to technicians who work for AGSC Registered Member Companies. The cost for technicians who do not work for AGSC Registered Member Companies is $49.
Also, as a special incentive, companies that become AGSC Registered Member Companies by the date of this training can sign their technicians up onsite to take the training and test for free (the $49 will be credited back once deducted from the total AGSC registration fees).
All fees include both the training and examination.
Please visit https://agsc.org/newyork/ for more information and to register for the Long Island course.